11/22/13: The BBC reports at least 35 people in China have been killed in an explosion after a leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the city of Qingdao, state media has reported. Xinhua quoted officials who said that workers were trying to repair the pipeline at the time of the explosion. Pictures of the scene showed shattered concrete slabs and black smoke rising. More than 100 firefighters were involved in putting out the fire. It is owned by Sinopec, China's largest oil refiner. The leaking pipeline was spotted early on Friday, and the explosion happened several hours later, the Qingdao government said on its official microblog. The authorities have ruled out terrorism but say the incident remains under investigation. Correspondents say that the blast ripped roads apart, turned cars over and sent thick black smoke billowing over the eastern coastal city. Reports say that the number of dead could rise - the number of injured has not yet been confirmed.